How long will it last?
This will vary mainly on the patients metabolism, we find people who are very active wont usually get as long out of their injections compared to someone who is more sedentary. Between 2 – 4 weeks is when the toxin is at its peak effect, at 8 weeks people will begin to see some movement form and by 12 weeks 60 – 80% of movement will be back. Most people get treated every 12 – 16 weeks depending on the look they are going for.
Prior to treatment:
We recommend avoiding any supplements that thin the blood to avoid bruising. If you are taking prescription medications that thin the blood you must seek doctors advice before ceasing. If you are wearing make up to the appointment this will be cleansed off for infections purposes.
During the treatment:
Your skin will be cleansed with chlorhexidine or an alcohol wipe (this helps to remove make up and reduce infection). He injections are then performed using very small needles and pressure is applied with gauze afterwards to reduce bruising. The treatment is relatively pain free – some people require numbing cream due to lower pain thresholds, this will be applied by the doctor/nurse.